Last Tuesday my husband accepted a teaching position teaching high school history/social studies. The school is 2 hours and 40 minutes from where we are living currently. My husband is not making that drive every day. Instead he is staying with a retired teacher week to week until we find a new place to live there. During the school week I am basically a single mom doing everything for 5 kids. If you read my last post about how I recharge, you can bet when my husband comes home on he weekends I will be recharging the whole time.
I have been asked by some close family and friends how I am holding up with this temporary situation. For the most part, I am holding up pretty well. We miss my husband and the kids miss daddy during the week, but him getting a teaching job is something he has waited for for a long time. Back story, he went to college and majored in high school history education. He loves history and has always had a passion for teaching it. My husband graduated college in May of 2016.
He started college in August 2007 and took time off which is why he finished 9 years after starting college. Since graduating he searched and searched for a teaching job while working a sales job in the town we live in. With my husband gone during the week, it only makes the weekends special for us as a family. We are actively looking for a place to live in the area that my husband's school is located.
I have also been asked how I am handling the fact that we will be moving away from an area that we have lived in since 2009. It is bittersweet to say the least. All of our friends are in this area and we will miss them dearly because they are the people we went to college with. Our college friends became our lifetime friends. Even though we are moving, I know we will always stay in touch. My husband has his mom, brother, and sister in law in this area. We will miss being so close to them. On the flip side, we will be moving closer to my side of the family. My grandmother's health hasn't been the best so being closer to her will be really good for me. I'm excited to be near my side of the family again, but sad to leave my husband's side of the family behind. If only we can take our friends and family with us! However, I know we will be able to visit them on ocassion and they can always come visit us, too.
This will be our longest move (distance wise) ever. I have already received wonderful moving advice such as:
1. Purge anything we don't need.
2. Organize boxes with colored duct tape or colored permanent markers.
3. Start packing now to make the loading of our moving truck easier.
4. Of course, purge anything we don't need.
Apparently, purging is a must when moving. I have already started some purging and some packing. The most stressful part is we need to find a place to live in the area where my husband's school is located. Here I am starting the moving process and we don't even have a new place. If you are the praying type, please pray we find a place quickly. Or, send positive vibes.
Through this temporary situation of being apart I am relying on God and my faith to see us through. I know God will provide a place for us to move to just like he provided my husband his dream job. I know God will get us through our week to week situation of being apart from each other. Like with my whole theme of my blog, I will keep the faith, hope, and love in this time where we will going through many changes as a family. I will give all of these worries to God and let Him take control.
If you are going through something similar, I pray you find encouragement in knowing you aren't alone and that God will provide and give you everything you need. I hope these Bible verses help ou as much as they are helping me. Keep the faith, hope, and love just like I am.